GS1 accredited as issuing agency for UDI by FDA
Based on the UDI rule released in September 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially accredited GS1® as a Unique Device Identifier (UDI) issuing agency. (Brussels, Belgium, 17 December 2013).
HL7 Supports GS1
Health Level Seven International (HL7) has re-iterated its support of GS1 by joining more than 50 leading healthcare stakeholders from around the world in signing an endorsement paper that supports the adoption of GS1 Standards for the healthcare supply chain.
Offering a Global Cure for Healthcare
October 2012: McKinsey & Company release their report “Strength in unity: The promise of global standards in healthcare” which highlights the cost savings and patient safety benefits of adopting a single global supply chain standard in Healthcare.